Endless number of industries are been devastated by the Coronavirus, Film industry is no different. Raindance Film Festival, the UK’s leading independent has announced date for it’s 2020 Festival.
Raindance Film Festival will return to London and take place from 28th October to 7th November 2020 for its twenty-eighth edition of the ever-popular celebration of independent cinema. The Raindance Film Festival attracts 16,000 visitors into London’s buzzing West End film district and is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA (AMPAS), the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA).
The winners of the Best Short films (feature, Animation and Documentary), can be considered for Oscar and Bafta nominations. In addition, British features and shorts in the official selection will be eligible for entry for the 2020 BIFA.
Raindance will welcome back its popular strands next to new strands to its programme. The Strands this year will include: Raindance Immersive (XR), Raindance Queer, Raindance Sonic (Music Docs and Live Music), A Dirty World (Environmental films), Homegrown (UK Films), Viva Voce: Stories of Women, Female Gaze (Films by women behind the camera), Absurdities (Edgy films), and Politico, with more strands to be announced later.
This year’s film festival will also be in partnership with London based PR Premier. The public relations company is no stranger to The Peoples Movies, who we’ve been working with for many years.
Jonathan Rutter of Premier commented the new partnership, “Independent filmmaking has always been at the heart of what we do, so we are very happy to be collaborating with an institution that celebrates this and gives a platform to some of the best independent titles from across the globe”
Founder of the Raindance Film Festival, Elliot Grove, has spoken of his excitement for this year’s festival: “Raindance returns to London and is happening from 28 October – no ifs no buts. And who better to amplify the voices of indie filmmakers than UK’s leading film publicity agency Premier. We are thrilled about this new exciting collaboration and look forward to welcoming you all this autumn”
With the likes of SXSW, Edinburgh , possibly Cannes Film Festival been cancelled, we do hope this one will happen. Hopefully other festivals will follow and we hope we’ll share programme details closer to launch.